The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Brighton region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 28 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.09% 2.33% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.05% 11.54% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
19 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 9.95% 20.16% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Average daily rate £218 £368 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.81% -8.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.44 £23.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
East Sussex

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Brighton region.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Brighton region.

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
5 6 (46.15%) Software Packaging
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) MCSE
6 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
8 3 (23.08%) Finance
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) vSphere
8 3 (23.08%) SAN
9 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (15.38%) ISA Server
9 2 (15.38%) WAN
9 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (15.38%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) LAN
9 2 (15.38%) MCP
9 2 (15.38%) Linux
9 2 (15.38%) IronPort
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (15.38%) Firewall
10 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
4 1 (7.69%) IMAP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) SUSE
5 1 (7.69%) Debian
5 1 (7.69%) Gentoo
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
2 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
2 1 (7.69%) OOP
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) AWK
1 1 (7.69%) Korn
1 1 (7.69%) Bourne shell
1 1 (7.69%) C-shell
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) IronPort
5 1 (7.69%) Reuters
5 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
5 1 (7.69%) CQG
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat